Everyone is created in God’s image and, no matter our profession, we all have been called to our work. There is no sacred-secular divide. There is no higher or lower calling.
If we go back to Genesis 1 and 2, we realize that God is at work, and work is actually part of paradise. In Genesis 2:1-3, Moses uses a word for work that could mean manual work or work related to business. This is important, because later the Romans and Greeks made a distinction between manual work and work done with one’s mind. This meant that if you were a philosopher, doctor, or lawyer, your work was elevated over work done with one’s hands, such as the work of a maid or servant.
However, God makes no such distinction. God does not elevate the work of a doctor over that of a maid.
Tune in as Pastor John unpacks a theology of work—what it means to be in the image of God and called to our work.